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>> jeff: tonight the storm moves east. >> jeff: tonight the storm moves east. as forecasters watch new threats, we learn the death toll from tornadoes in the midwest now include three storm chasers. anna western certificate in oklahoma. >> this headline says the u.s. is hyping the hacking story again. >> jeff: seth doane on the view from beijing on the much anticipated summit between the u.s. and china with cyberspying high on the agenda. the first comments from angelina jolie since her double mastectomy to prevent cancer. >> i've been very happy to see the discussion about women's health. >> magalie laguerre-wilkinson talks with two women about why they made the same choice. >> and john blackstone on goalball, the sport that gives em involved a whole new perspective. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news."
>> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor it has been a dangerous and deadly weather weekend. and tonight the threat is not over. here is a look at the storm system that first produced tornadoes in the midwest late friday. the front is moving up and out across the eastern portion of the country tonight. in south carolina a tornado touched down in anderson this afternoon. near the georgia border. we now know at least 11 people died in oklahoma. three in arkansas swept up in floodwaters. today oklahoma governor mary fallin toured the town of el reno. included in the toll there three storm chasers killed when a tornado took an unexpected turn. anna werner has more. >> amazing sight. >> wow. >> reporter: storm chaser and researcher tim samaras spent decades following tornadoes and developing research tools to help understand them. he starred in a discovery
channel show "storm chasers" and in national geographic specials like this one. >> you might have one last touchdown before this thing ropes out. >> reporter: on friday samaras, his son paul and his long time chase partner carl young were following the tornado outside of el reno, oklahoma, when theywer. jim samaras is tim's brother. >> his goal was actually saving lives, through the technology that he's been able to develop. >> reporter: meteorologists tracking the tornado's path says it appears the three men may have been unable to escape when friday's twister, after cutting a fairly straight path, made a sudden turn north. kwtv meteorologist and storm chaser david payne was out following the same tornado friday from the opposite side. >> that tornado made a swing to the north and when that happens, sometimes, it can strengthen, it can become a bigger, more violent tornado you don't have any time. and if the roads are all jammed up, there is no where to go. >> reporter: and if are you in the wrong spot at that time, you
can't escape. >> you can't escape. and you basically become part of the tornado. and if that happens, it is a bad, bad deal. >> reporter: samaras tracked tornadoes for 30 years and was considered highly experienced and careful. payne says his death gives everyone pause. >> i think it's kind of an eye opener even to the veterans, you know, like myself, the guys out there for a long time. it doesn't matter how many you've seen or chased, you know, just when you think you understand exactly what you think they are going to do everything is unpredictable an we're all at risk when we are out there. >> reporter: again, these researchers were pros. but what happened to them can serve as a reminder to many other people. and there are people who may need that reminder, as our local cbs meteorologist david payne tells us now, there are more and more people basically in two groups who are now showing up in tornado alley prone states like oklahoma, because they just want to be part of this. one of those groups are amateur storm chasers who, for
instance, are students at meteorology programs who may have read a lot in their books and think they understand these storms but don't really know what to do or how to get out of the way when they are out in the field. the second group of people are practically tourists, people who they have seen these videos on youtube, or other channel, watched the movies. and it is not for them enough too much what the video, they want to be part of it. he says he is seeing people even with kids in their cars showing up. the result is sort of almost rush hour-like traffic jams on two lane roads in the middle of these rural areas, some of them even dirt roads. and that, of course, can prove to be a very hazardous situations, as payne puts it even for experienced people. there is a difference between good storm tracking and dying. >> jeff: anna werner, thank you. more on this we turn to jeff berardelli of our miami station wfor. jeff, why was the situation on friday so unusual? >> well, this particular tornado was a fairly disorganized tornado.
we call it a multiple votice tornado and it was jumping around from place to place so it was hard for the stormtrackers to track it. in addition to that at times it was wrapped in rain so it was very difficult to see and therefore a lot of people ended up in the path of this dangerous tornado. >> jeff: meanwhile, i want to ask you about one other weather issue, hurricane season started yesterday. and already there is some activity in the gulf of mexico. what's happening? >> yeah, we have a big blowup of showers and thunderstorms and lots of tropical moisture in the southern part of the gulf of mexico just to the east of cancun, in the yucatan channel. all that moisture is gathering. as of right now it does not look like it's forming into an organized tropical system, although there is a small chance of that. more likely it looks like it's going to bring copious amounts of torrential rain to florida this upcoming week. >> jeff: jeff berardelli, thank you. forecasters are predicting an above average wildfire risk this month for much of california, arizona and new mexico.
the forecast has already proven true in southern california and northern new mexico. a fire north of los angeles has spread to nearly 41 square miles. and is threatening hundreds of homes in two subdivisions, 2,000 firefighters are on the line. in new mexico two separate wildfires totaling at least 14 square miles have forced the evacuation of more than 100 homes am back from his unannounced trip to sir why, senator john mccain thinks the country's civil war is inching closer to a turning point tonight. on "face the nation" today, mccain told bob schieffer the forces of president bashar al- assad are gaining momentum. >> hezbollah has now invaded, the iranians are there, russia is pouring weapons in. and anybody that believes that bashar assad is going to go to a conference in geneva when he is prevailing on the battlefield, it's just silly to assume that. >> so you think he is now has the upper hand.
>> we are seeing, unfortunately, a battlefield situation where bashar assad now has the upper hand and it's tragic. >> reporter: what can we do, senator? some people say there's not much including boxúates, the former secretary of defense. is there just not much we can do about this right now? >> well, we need to give them a no-fly zone. we can crater their runways, take out their air assets. we can provide them we a safe zone. >> so you are talking about u.s. air power, using u.s. bombers to go in there and bomb these runways and so forth. >> no, no, i would use standoff cruise missiles to crater the runways, i would use the patriot missiles down near, close to the border to protect the safe zone. but no, i would not send u.s. manned aircraft over syria. >> jeff: turkey's prime minister rejected the notion that he is a dictator today. as thousands return to the
streets of istanbul an three other cities, to vent their frustration with the government. police clash with demostraters again in istanbul's taksim square tonight where plans to replace a park with a shopping mall provoked outrage that went into a general protest against the government. it is the third straight day of protests. the eyes of the world will be on a house in the desert outside palm springs, california, this week as president obama sits down with china's new president xi jinping for a series of high level talks. seth doane in bea jing ton says both sides are already watching with different perspectives. >> the xi jinping president obama meeting is a big deal here. >> yeah, of course. >> reporter: hu xijin the editor in chief of beijing's global times which has more than five million reader, published by the people's daily it is the mouthpiece of china's ruling communist party. social media the editor is referred to u.s. foreign policy as hooliganism and meddling.
in chinese this headline says before u.s. visits, the u.s. is hyping the hacking story again. take u.s. charges of cyberspying. that china has stolen details about weapon systems and other sensitive information. you think that's not a true story. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: hacking will likely be on the summit agenda. ahead of high level talks on cyber-security in july. >> i think this hacking issue has been exaggerated by the u.s. side, he told us. we feel you're shout being this as an excuse for establishing an internet army. >> you talk about this mutual mistrust between china and america. explain that. >> a rising great power is likely to challenge established order, he told us. the two presidents and their wives will meet at sunny lands, a 200 acre estate near palm springs, california. it was once the home of the late
publishing tycoon walter annenberg who wanted a place to bring world leaders together to promote peace. in chinese the word guanxi refers to the deep type of personal relationship needed to make deals. in the long list to make personal goal, establishing guanxi might be among the most important. seth doane, cbs news, beijing. >> jeff: later it is a choice angelina jolie made and is now speaking aboutment but she is not alone. going going the became is breaking down barriers and they're back, home flippers return to a booming real estate market. those stories when the "cbs evening news" continues news" continues but we still swim. every second, somewhere in the world, lightning strikes... but we still play in the rain. because bad things can't stop us from making our lives... good.
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>> yup. >> reporter: have the money and you can't. >> exactly. and very frustrating. >> reporter: how would you describe this current housing market? >> a mess. >> reporter: laura key is her realtor. each time she find a house, they lose out to those cashing in. >> it's always multiple offers. then it's sold within 24 hours. then less than 30 days, back on the market. >> reporter: how much is it going up when they flip it. >> at least 50 to $75,000 higher than what they purchased it for. >> charlotte says she can't bid that high without overextending as so many others did before the last housing boom went bust. >> do you think you'll find it before the baby is born? >> no, i've kind of lost hope. >> teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >> jeff: next up angelina jolie speaks out following her double mastectomy. before copd...
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>> jeff: for some women there are two types of cancer causing gene mutation. angelina jolie has b-r-c-a-1 known as braka-1 which increases a woman's live time breast, ovarian, uterine, pancreatic and colon cancer, braka-2 increases stomach, and bile duct cancers. magalie laguerre-wilkinson visited two women who have taken drastic action to fight the effects of this mutation. >> reporter: joan eppich and her niece lesley keays are on a mission, fighting a killer that has haunted her family for four generations. >> if you had a killer that was stalking your family, and stalking you, wouldn't you do everything within your power to make sure that you and your family were safe? >> keays and her aunt have the braka-2 mutation, keays is 42 and has not been diagnosed with
cancer but recently she had her reproductive organs removed. did anyone try to dissuade you? >> yes, yes they did. several people, out of concern for me thought it was extreme. >> reporter: keays doesn't see it as extreme. she sees preventive surgery as her family's only option. >> breast cancer gone, ovarian cancer gone. >> reporter: 17 family members carry the braka-2 gene mutation. eight have died. >> and now think of the absence of so many of these people that are no longer here because of this one mutation. >> reporter: keays mother patty died at 64. she was joan eppich's sister. eppich is 82. she just had a double mastectomy and surgery to remove her ovaries an fallopian tubes. what have you seen that prompted you to do this now.
because i have seen all my grandchildren now, they all have great memories. and i just felt that it was the necessary thing. >> reporter: carriers of the braca gene mutations live with a high risk of cancer. dr. huma rana of the dana-farber cancer patient. risk of the brca carriers seem to be 50 to 85%. >> what is it like to live with a loved one who has cancer and is that the reason why you decided to do this? >> when you lose someone to cancer, it is irrevocable. and this could be preventable. >> reporter: for lesley keays prevention means getting tested for genetic mutations to stop cancer before it strikes. magalie laguerre-wilkinson, cbs news, north attelborough, massachusetts. >> still ahead, the game of goalball. leveling the playing field.
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and have as much fun as everyone else. >> reporter: the rules of goalball are simple. the lines on the court are marked with tape, the balls have bells in it so players can hear it coming. spectators have to remain quiet. that includes van dyke, judith's guide dog. attackers throw the ball hoping to get it past the opposing team. defenders try to block the shot with their bodies. when the game is under way it is hard to tell the blind from the sighted. and that's the point. alec an athlete who plays varsity soccer can be humbled by an opponent who has held a ball but never seen one. >> it has shown me a whole new perspective and i personally respect a lot of what judith does. >> we are all in this together, despite our disabilities, we can all just achieve our dreams and have fun together. >> reporter: and that togetherness...
>> one, two, three, team! >> reporter: even if they're not always together, doesn't end when the class is over. >> they're now having lunch together, talking, understanding each other's perspective in a way that has not happened. i didn't expect that. >> putting on a blindfold it seems, can sometimes be a real eye opener. john blackstone, cbs news, berkeley, california. >> jeff: that is the "cbs evening news" tonight. later on cbs "60 minutes." i'm jeff glor, cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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